South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Good family tree site #southafrica
Boaz Lasky <boazlas@...>
In my humble opinion, the www.krotman.co.il site is truly admirabletoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
and can serve only as a positive model to others. "Ken Yirbu!"
Although obviously smaller than the vast jewishgen database, the
Krotman "extended" tree in fact goes one step further than the FTJP
tree on jewishgen: Instead of many parallel trees, separate trees have
been merged into one giant family tree project. One can only
appreciate the effort that must have gone into checking for
duplicates, merging individuals and researching the links and loop
connections that exist, especially in the South African branches.
(This is something of an utopian vision of the future for jewishgen's
FTJP, if they had the budget and the researchers to handle the task of
combining all the separate contributed trees, into one huge linked
This is the age-old debate. Do we jealously guard our genealogical
data to make sure no one sees it but our immediate family? Or do we
make it available to anyone who is interested, and freely cooperate to
supplement each other's efforts and information?
The webmaster at www.krotman.co.il writes that "the extended tree is a
co-operative project and the result of research by numerous
contributors". I don't think he has to divulge the names of his
contributors if he doesn't wish to, or if his contributors have
requested to remain confidential. I also wrote to him when I found a
distant branch of my family on the tree. His reply was both
informative and discreet.
It looks to me as if the Krotman tree is just as confidential as the
jewishgen FTJP as he too has not included details of living persons.
I have not been appointed to be the public defender of Mr Krotman or
his website but I would like to recommend the following articles from
On 7/28/05, Beryl. B <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Re the Message >from Boaz Lasky re Good family